Saturday, 6 February 2010

Artful Life

Hello everyone. Hope you've got a lovely sunny day like we have in the South today.
I've a card here which fits 3 challenges and which gave me very blue hands until this morning after an accident with a really leaky Cosmic Shimmer spray bottle. Was I glad I didn't have to go anywhere yesterday evening!!!
The first challenge is The Play Date Cafe with a colour theme this week of dark brown, tan, blue and green.
The second is the ABC Challenge with a theme of N is for New which on this card is the gorgeous butterfly and leaf stamps.
Lastly, the third challenge is Lots To Do with a theme of Backgrounds (make your own that is which you all know is right up my street!)
The collaged background here was created by stamping Judikins 2957 H and Hero Arts Art, Like and Beauty G2678 twice-once in VersaFine Vintage Sepia and once in VersaFine Majestic Blue. The brown images were then inked with Spiced Marmalade and Vintage Photo Distress Inks. The blue ones were inked with Pine Needles and Broken China Distress inks. They were then sprayed with Olive Vine Glimmer Mist. These were then adhered to a card blank. A corrugated panel painted with deep blue acrylic paint was adhered across the centre.
The butterfly was stamped in brown on a background sprayed with green and blue Sticky Fingers inks, followed by Cosmic Shimmer Aqua mist.  It was embossed with clear powder and brushed with Distress Stickles in Tarnished Brass.
The leaves were stamped in brown, inked with Distress Inks and sprayed with Olive Vine Glimmer Mist for a bit of sparkle.


brenda said...

Hi Fliss

No sun here, fog and frost, what did we do wrong I wonder ?

Love your card, lots my my favourtie stamps and products here and very striking design.

B x

sam21ski said...

WOW this is lovely and the butterfly is fab

Thanks for playing along with us over on Lotstodo this week - Sam xxxx

Sally H said...

Absolutely Gorgeous! I love it all, especially the colour combi, the stamps you used, the butterfly, the leaves...everything!

Julie Ranae said...

Fliss...this is absolutely beautiful! The Play Date Cafe Challenge colors are glad to have this among the entries this week :)

June said...

Ohhhhhhh this is gorgeous Fliss, i see your back to the more artful and i am the same lol have had enough cutesy for now lol and back with my vintagy and artsy and currently working on a journal and an inchie book.
hope you keep on inspiring us all
hugs June xxxx

Femmy said...

great work!!!

IsaNorris said...

Stunning card with amazing colours

Anne Jagger said...

Love how you've used the colours.

Fiona said...

Wow Fliss,
Great colours and background design, love that butterfly too. Have a great time tomorrow, I saw your article in Feb's Craft Stamper, your stamps are fab!
Fiona x

Cheryl said...

wow great colurs on this hun and that butterfly wow its brilliant hugs cheryl xxxx

Ellen said...

great colours and what a gorgeous butterfly

crafty creations said...

This is fantastic !!!! love it

Thanks for joining the Lotstodo Challenge again this week xx Hilda

Julie said...

GORGEOUS, Fliss! Love this beautiful entry for the Play Date Cafe'!